August 23, 2012 Subject:
900000 tons of steel, made to... puke?
I read the other reviewers mention of tons of steel so I checked it - does Phil sing 'made to puke' at 0:45 or so here? sounds like it. A while after that the vocals really do fall apart. Thanks Phil lol
Yes, listen again at 3:34 Brent leads up to that same lyric and then just stops singing, as if to let Phil finish it... ya, maybe he was planning another puke! Love ya Brent!
May 17, 2010 Subject:
Great recording! Thank you David Gans and Mr. Charlier Miller.
This is worth the download because of the people who remastered it alone.
The show has an interesting energy about it. I personally feel like Jerry sounds tired. First set has its energetic spurts. West L.A. is unusually more aggressive sounding. A nice version. Mexicali has nice little Phil bombs. Tons of Steel is one of the worst versions i have ever heard of this song. Either Phil isn't singing, or Brent isn't singing and it sounds like an amateur open mic nite rendition. Oh well. That's Alright Mama, not played since 1973.6.9 (I Think) would have been a nice revival if Jerry vocals hadn't been weak and haggard. No harm though, still another reason why this is a worthy addition. Music Never Stopped is strangely paced, fitting into this interesting vibe that night.
Set 2 is more troublesome. Shakedown is funky but still suffers from sounding rough and off tempo. Jerry tried a weird vocal outro in the end and it seems to confuse the other boys. Women are Smarter is sloppy and booring. Refer to any other version for a better example. He's Gone is basic, though there is a nice little nugget outro jam where it gets pretty beautiful.
The show thus far SOUNDS great, but its pretty obvious the band was a bit troubled during this period (Brents freakout later this run, Jerry's eventual coma in a few months) so i wouldn't say this show is as quality as post revival. BUT it sounds great for an 86' board and should probably be downloaded over most of this run.